Garden Calendar


Talk on Chinese gardens and their history by expert Jin Chen, coordinator of the Portland, Ore., Chinese garden, today, 2:30 p.m., at Huntington Library and Botanical Gardens, 1151 Oxford Road, San Marino, (626) 405-2141, The talk is free; $8.50 admission to visit the gardens.

* Talk on preparing a spring vegetable garden by authority Donald Trotter, today, 7-9 p.m., at Quail Gardens, 230 Quail Gardens Drive, Encinitas, (760) 436-3036. $10.

* International Orchid Show & Sale, with more than 65 growers and 100 displays on three levels at South Coast Plaza, today and Friday, 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; and Sunday, 11 a.m.-6:30 p.m., at Bristol and Bear streets, (exit Fairview Road or Bristol Street off the 405 Freeway), Costa Mesa, (800) 782-8888.


* Talk on “English Influences on California Gardens,” by designer Christine Rosmini, Saturday, 10 a.m.-noon, at Rancho Los Cerritos, 4600 Virginia Road, Long Beach, (562) 570-1755. $6; students $5.

Send garden announcements to Garden Events, Los Angeles Times, 202 W. 1st St., Los Angeles, CA 90012, at least three weeks before the event date.